I stopped by Home Depot on the way home from work last night. This time of the year in the NFL, I have to do most of my home project shopping at night. I ran into a friend of mine who was in obvious pain. He had low back pain that was hurting him 24/7. He asked for my help to decrease his lumbar pain.
I showed with him 2 quick sports medicine tips while standing in the “Electrical Supply” section of Home Depot. The first tip was to increase his pain-free low back range of motion and the second low back technique is specifically designed to decrease his lumbar pain. Bill’s pain quickly decreased “a ton” and he gratefully thank me. It’s always very satisfying to me to help those in pain regain their lives back!
My friend Bill called me early the next morning enthusiastically bragging about how much better he felt. This is the best part of my job, when I see someone healthy and happy after being so debilitated. All it took was about 5 minutes of my time to share simple sports medicine techniques that my staff and I use each and every day with our NFL players.
“I knew you were good at what you do, Mike” he said respectfully, “but I was truly amazed how simple your techniques were and how quickly I felt 70% better”. He went on to say: “You need to tell more people about your physical therapy tricks like I did last night to help them to get better like that” he said snapping his fingers.
I receive about 3-5 sports medicine questions a day from friends, coworkers, friends of friends,…etc via phone, in person, text or email. I view it as an honor that so many trust my medical opinion and I love helping their efforts to be healthy again. It takes little time yet the rewards for both sides of the problem are huge. That’s always been my motivation to create and build MikeRyanFitness.com.
What Am I Going to Do About It?
My friend was right. I need to expand my Personal Mission Statement: To Enhance the Health of Others by going SMALL.
Starting today, I will be Tweeting and posting on my FaceBook page short and effective sports medicine tips. These Tweets will obviously be 140 characters or less so they will be simple and to the point to help you get back to being an athlete again ASAP. I’m excited to share with you quick weekly #SportsMedTip that are designed in the MikeRyanFitness manner: They are easy to understand, simple to apply & provide fast result!
I Need Your Help
My goal is to positive influence 2,000,000 people by the end of 2013. If you like my sports medicine posts and you think they can help others, please take a couple of minutes to share them with others. By doing so, you’re helping me to help others.
Please keep the questions and comments coming. The feedback from you the moms and the dads, the athletes young and old, the runners and the basketball players,…etc that help me to provide you the type of sports medicine advice to keep you in the game.
Thank you! MDR